Mercedes-Benz pick-up to be manufactured by Nissan – Report
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Could be based on the Nissan Navara pick-up’s platform.
Mercedes-Benz are looking to add a “pick-up truck” to its model lineup by 2020. According to Wall Street Journal, Mercedes will outsource the manufacturing to Nissan, sparking rumors that it could be based on the Nissan Navara.
The Mercedes-Benz Vans division will be responsible for the development of the pick-up truck, suggesting that it will be employed for commercial purposes, much like the Sprinter. It’s unknown if they will also sell it as a premium offering to take on established American pick-up trucks in few markets across the globe.
Power will be sourced from four- and six-cylinder engines, and could be offered in both 2WD and AWD (4MATIC system) flavors.
According to the report, talks between the two companies have reached an advanced stage, although some minor details of the proposed plan are “still being worked out”. Mercedes-Benz is targeting European, Latin American, Australian and South African markets, where the pick-up truck segment is popular.
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